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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1979-09-04

Set 1:
d1t01 - Jack Straw
d1t02 - Sugaree
d1t03 - Me And My Uncle ->
d1t04 - Big River
d1t05 - Candyman
d1t06 - New Minglewood Blues
d1t07 - Tennessee Jed
d1t08 - Lost Sailor ->
d1t09 - Saint Of Circumstance ->
d1t10 - Deal

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - China Cat Sunflower ->
d2t03 - I Know You Rider
d2t04 - Looks Like Rain
d2t05 - He's Gone ->
d2t06 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Space ->
d3t02 - Wharf Rat ->
d3t03 - Around And Around

d3t04 - Shakedown Street

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York City, NY

Source SBD -> Master Cassette -> Reel -> Dat -> PCM -> CD
Lineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
(FOB/14th Row) NAK 700>Cassette Master>FC/DD 2496>CDR supplies:
Jack Straw (0:00 - 0:22)
Minglewood Blues (3:18 - 6:57)
Tuning (complete track)
China Cat Sunflower (0:00 - 1:07)
Looks Like Rain (complete track)
Wharf Rat (2:48 - 3:27)

-- 2nd Set is seamless
-- It's not perfect, but it's better
-- This is a crappy sbd with lots of pitch issues


Reviewer: pinga - - May 14, 2015
Subject: a little noisy
crowd noise very overpowering on this. I blame it on the type of venue it is-huge a$$ impersonal. not surprised this show won't b a "go-to" for me
Reviewer: kbmill - - October 3, 2014
Subject: bread crumb
Would have kept this show, back in the day, if only for the Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > Deal which was broadly interpreted (almost assuredly without any substantive truth) as a message from the band. The holy grail LSD set one ender! The set list written on the card in the cassette would have emphasized this significance.

The popular myth was that the L>S>D sequence signified use of same by the band for that show. We now know that to be far from the truth, but it was fun at the time.

Today, it is simply another nice show.
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - - December 12, 2012
Subject: Decent Show
Nothing spectacular. Nice long, loping Sugaree typical of the era. This early Sailor/Saint is worth a listen; different lyrics and feel. Around & Around, besides being one of my least favourites, is played with a totally lack of energy - a shame they ended the set that way. Bobby was wrong: the band DID stop rockin'! Nice Shakedown to round things out, though.
Reviewer: Live77Dead - - February 13, 2010
Subject: LOL
"we used to play for silver, now we play for CLIVE"

Long live Bobby Wierd
Reviewer: IowaNic - - October 23, 2009
Subject: early lost/saint
Great show. It's cool to hear this early version of Lost/Saint--the lyrics in Saint of Circumstance are quite different from how it ended up. The music's pretty much the same, though they're still definitely feeling their way through that, too. An interesting opportunity to hear the evolution of such a great piece of music. The first Lost Sailor was just a month before this, not sure when they debuted Saint, or when they became essentially parts of the same song.
Reviewer: BIG_R - - October 5, 2009
Subject: 9-4-79
Nice show. Some sound issues. It's not as bad as Charlie thinks. He is no doubt a perfectionist.
Reviewer: Tall Trees - - December 18, 2008
Subject: My God.....What a beautiful mix!
Is it just me or is everyone fucking crtystal clear on this mix? A--fucking--men brother.
Reviewer: gratefullydan - - August 27, 2008
Subject: Mr. Charlie does it again
The Jack Straw opener is Jerry noodlin supreme.
The 14+ minute Sugaree is probably the BEST I have ever heard!
Shakedown encore=cherry on top!
Reviewer: mayhemnyc - - August 17, 2008
Subject: Great 3 show run
Brent was now solidly implicated in the GD conspiracy and we all benefited!

If I recall correctly, this show took place right as we came back from summer break(I was just starting High School), so the morning after was the first day in a new school! I was still buzzing from god knows how many mikes the night before and couldnt have cared less! All I knew was all these kids were total saps for not being at MSG the night before. And we still had 2 nights coming!
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